Fernbank: double with ensuite + breakfast

Private room in home hosted by Ben

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
Free cancellation before Apr 6.

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Do check availability as we will be closing rooms from August 16th to 31st October inclusive, as we are going to be making major refurbishments. Thank you for your patience and thanks to all who have stayed this year and your fab reviews.

Fernbank is a great place to visit and relax.

Guests also have their own private sitting/dining room with tea/coffee/TV inc. Sky and BBC.

The space
The house boasts; a large sitting room with comfy chairs and a big TV, dining room, study, utility room, downstairs toilets, sun room and a scullery for drying wet clothes from hiking/climbing. The GareLoch is across the road at the bottom of the front garden and therefore seconds away to walk. It's a little rocky but is spectacular and if you are lucky you may see a submarine!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake access
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit

7 nights in Helensburgh

Apr 7, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023

4.98 out of 5 stars from 80 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Helensburgh, United Kingdom

The area is well known for HMNB Clyde, home to the UK's RN submarine fleet, and regardless of politics, they are quite impressive seen close to. Helensburgh is a lovely seaside town boasting many restaurants and cafes, great ice cream, a long pier, swimming pool and a cinema with 2 screens housed in an old church. Loch Lomond is 15 minutes away, Dumbarton Castle 25 minutes away and many other Lochs within an hours travel. The Arrochar Alps are also about 35 minutes from Fernbank and boast great walks and climbing.

Hosted by Ben

  1. Joined in October 2018
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Hi... I'm Ben. I own my own consulting company specialising in training and development, and also am a recently qualified Independent Celebrant. I live with my partner Craig, 4 dogs and 2 cats in the beautiful West coast of Scotland.

We are both sociable, love entertaining, cooking and the beautiful countryside we live in.

We aim to design and hardscape our garden to create space for relaxation and enjoyment and will have 2 cabins within the next 2 years.

We both travel for work, me, Ben, a wee bit more due to my consultancy, however I don't like being away more than 3 days a week - I miss my home. Craig travels occasionally however his destinations are far more exciting than mine - Tanzania!

We are both typical Taureans in that once we've tried something and like it we will go back, eat it, visit it again and again - we holiday in Mykonos as often as possible and have done since the eighties - well I have as I'm a bit older than Craig!

Our animals are our family and we hope over the next couple of years to extend the family with chickens and geese, and maybe a goat or 2.

We have eclectic tastes in art and music, TV and film, colours, books, objets. We are bold in our thinking and creativity and the house we believe reflects this - quirky, colourful and bold.

Gardening is my 'escape' and I'm currently hardscaping the gardens to build foundations for cabins, a hidden, sunken terrace, seating areas, and that's all after having created 2 ponds one which feeds the other via a home made stream.

There's much to do and we are happy to share this with guests as they travel , and to meet new people as we travel.

Hi... I'm Ben. I own my own consulting company specialising in training and development, and also am a recently qualified Independent Celebrant. I live with my partner Craig, 4 do…

During your stay

Although Craig is away at work during the day, I, Ben, am around as I am self-employed and am generally about. If I'm away, I'm never away for more than 3 days and try to be there if we have guests. We love chat, conversation and entertaining, and usually have a wee dram of Malt whisky around, wine or Guinness! We would hope that staying at Fernbank will be peaceful, relaxing, comfortable and memorable.

Our 6 animals are very sociable; Bubba a 10 year old Boxer girl, Obi a 6 year old Lab/Collie cross boy, Archie and Freya the puppies - Jackchis/Jackahuas, Kaylan and Connel the 13 and 9 year old Ragdoll cats - all will welcome you. Bubba sadly was attacked by another dog a while back and can be quite upset by unknown dogs so unfortunately we cannot accept peoples' dogs into the house.
Although Craig is away at work during the day, I, Ben, am around as I am self-employed and am generally about. If I'm away, I'm never away for more than 3 days and try to be there…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy